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jet2junior
07-01-2016, 09:28 PM
Hey Everybody. Picture this. I'm about an hour and a half into a stellar new video project when the cruel grip of satan himself rises from his abyss and destroys all of my work in one fell swoop.
My clips magically turned from green to red and left black screens in place of their old videos. The audio remained but the levels had been changed drastically.
Please tell me of a magical way to recover my work.

Thanks

MightyGem
07-02-2016, 12:15 PM
Hi jet2junior. Which version of iMovie are you using?


turned from green to red
Not familiar with clips being red or green. Can you explain a bit more?

jet2junior
07-02-2016, 02:57 PM
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As you can see some of the clips changed to a reddish hue. The main problem is that all of the video disappeared.
Any clip with a black screen just magically lost all media content, and the audio levels changed from 100% to 400% all on there own.

lclev
07-02-2016, 03:30 PM
What version of iMovie are you using and what version of OS X? Did they ever work correctly or did this occur from the beginning? Are all the clips the same format - ie: mpg or mp4 etc.

It almost sounds like drive corruption but at this point I am speculating.

Lisa

MightyGem
07-02-2016, 04:09 PM
Looks like iMovie 10. Not a problem that I've come across, and nothing comes up on google.

Are the affected clips ok in the Event that you got them from? Have you tried deleting them from the Timeline and re-inserting?

jet2junior
07-02-2016, 10:17 PM
I have realized the error. Thank you everybody for your assistance. It looks like I had only dragged the videos onto imovie and not imported them separately. Because of this there was no event as MightyGem mentioned. I don't know why it took so long for the video to disappear but after I imported everything, the images returned. Thanks everyone for your support in this troubling time. I'll send some links to the finished product around.

lclev
07-02-2016, 10:39 PM
Glad you figured it out. Your pain may help someone else. I did not know iMovie did not support drag-n-drop. I work in Premiere Pro and it does support it so I would have never occurred to me. But I understand how you felt - so glad you solved it. ;)

Lisa

Rod Sprague
07-03-2016, 09:55 AM
Phew! I bet you were relieved. Simple oversight too. Maybe you should take a leaf out of Lisa's book and swap to Premiere Pro, I never have liked iMovie much but ver. 10.1.3 seems an improvement on previous versions, still I'm surprised it doesn't support drag an drop.

MightyGem
07-03-2016, 01:44 PM
still I'm surprised it doesn't support drag an drop.
iMovie 10 does support drag and drop. You can drag and drop into an existing Event in the iMovie Library. :D
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This topic prompted me to try it, so only found out today. :Cool:

pm-r
07-03-2016, 06:43 PM
iMovie 10 does support drag and drop. You can drag and drop into an existing Event in the iMovie Library. :D
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This topic prompted me to try it, so only found out today. :Cool:


Thanks for checking and confirming but I thought just about all Apple stuff supported Drag & Drop, at least for the the last few years if not longer, and if one can believe what they say… ;)


OS X Yosemite: Drag and drop items

You can drag and drop to do just about anything on your Mac:
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18767?locale=en_US